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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

SAP ERP

Top Rated
235 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

SAP ERP

Top Rated
235 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN is good for companies that don't have a dedicated team for payroll and human resources. Everything you need can be found within the platform, including recruiting, forms and templates. If you don't want to take the time to add employees to the system, you can simply enter their name and email and turn it over to them to enter their info. Employees have access to their check stubs and can adjust their taxes, etc. on their own, saving the employer time and overhead. I don't believe that the platform is ideal for companies who have zero experience with payroll, as I believe having a dedicated representative for questions is more beneficial in those scenarios, but anyone who has done it for a few years should find the platform ideal and user-friendly.
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SAP ERP

Well suitable for large organizations with complex business processes. It provides best practices and built-in processes for a wide range of industries – from manufacturing and distribution to professional services and retail.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
SAP ERP
6.8
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
SAP ERP
5.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
SAP ERP
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
SAP ERP
7.8
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
SAP ERP
7.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
SAP ERP
6.3
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
SAP ERP
7.7

Customization

ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.5
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.2
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.9

Security

ADP RUN
SAP ERP
8.4
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
8.2
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.2
Dashboards
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
6.7
Standard reports
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.5
Custom reports
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
SAP ERP
8.3
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.7
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.4

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.7
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
8.3
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.3
Location management
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.5
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.5

Order Management

ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.3
Pricing
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.9
Order entry
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.3
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
6.2
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
SAP ERP
7.9

Pros

  • The software platform is incredibly easy to learn and user-friendly.
  • The cost is surprisingly better than other payroll processing platforms, especially considering what is included and the longstanding national reputation of ADP.
  • The simplicity, automation, and available templates and reports are incredibly helpful to our growing organization.
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  • One of my favorite things about SAP was the data integrity. Because of how easily the various modules tied together there was much less room for error.
  • Integration. The various modules that SAP has work seamlessly when configured correctly. SAP has a module for what seems like everything from manufacturing processes to Maintenance to Sales Forecasting and more.
  • Change Migration. Moving changes from a development, to testing, to production is very easy via SAP transports. Also refreshing DEV and QA environments from production can be accomplished easily.
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Cons

  • It really provides all we need and more.
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  • Customization inside of SAP requires rigorous testing and specialty knowledge of ABAP to perform unique functions.
  • SAP is not cheap. The cost of SAP can be prohibitive to smaller companies looking for an ERP solution.
  • Almost all of the table names and abbreviations inside of the SAP database structure are in German which makes BI reporting and data analysis difficult for non-German programmers and analysts.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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SAP ERP8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
SAP ERP8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once you learn how to use SAP ERP, it becomes a powerful tool for analysis and inventory management.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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SAP ERP3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

We were looking for a payroll service that could combine a time card service to reduce errors. RUN has done what we expected. Look out when setting your company up. I wasn't here for setup and found many errors on the company's W2s.
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SAP is greatly superior to JD Edwards. JD Edwards was a manual, clunky system that didn't work well with other locations that were using SAP.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved me training time
  • Saved me on the complete set up for Quick Books and paying someone to do it for me
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  • Positive because you have the transactions necessary for the complete functioning of the different departments (orders, deliveries, credits).
  • Negative at the moment that it is necessary to manage an order but [we] do not have the permissions of the transactions (prior to written authorization) and the responsible department is not there.
  • Negative because we have a way to send emails in SAP ERP but it is very complicated to use and we are using the email manager.
  • Negative because we don't have a simple and friendly way to send emails from SAP. It is very complicated to use and then we copy the information from SAP and paste in a new email message.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

SAP ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details